The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

Fall 2019 Series

The rebel entrepreneur hotelier, Airbnb mentor and bestselling author on age and ageism in the modern workplace. 
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The Forum with Chip Conley

September 29, 2019

The rebel entrepreneur hotelier, Airbnb mentor and bestselling author on age and ageism in the modern workplace. 
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The zeitgeit-savvy author and political observer

The Forum with Naomi Wolf

October 20, 2019

The zeitgeit-savvy author and political observer

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Tony-nominated producer on his new book

The Forum with Jose Antonio Vargas

November 10, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Tony-nominated producer on his new book

Neiman asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past.

The Forum with Susan Neiman

October 06, 2019

Neiman asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past.

Grace's Artist in Residence on the Year of the Body

The Forum with Alonzo King

October 27, 2019

Grace's Artist in Residence on the Year of the Body

Hear stories from an amazing cross-country walk

The Forum with Rev. Peter Munson

November 17, 2019

Hear stories from an amazing cross-country walk

One of the alpha girls who challenged male culture in Silicon Valley

The Forum with Sonja Perkins

October 13, 2019

One of the alpha girls who challenged male culture in Silicon Valley

The justice advocate on Christ in crisis

The Forum with Jim Wallis

November 03, 2019

The justice advocate on Christ in crisis

Watch or Listen to Past Forums

Below, you can watch or listen to Forums from Fall 2015 on. You can also listen to Forums, from the most recent one all the way back to 2007, as an iTunes podcast. Please note: for the most recent Forum, the video is usually posted by the end of the next business day.

October 21, 2018
Guest: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights
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October 14, 2018
Guest: Jeff Chang
Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation
Watch this Forum here
October 07, 2018
Guest: Robert Sapolsky
The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis D...
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September 30, 2018
Guest: Ben Bachmann
A discussion on the importance and inspirational power of music
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September 23, 2018
Guest: Sukey Bryan
Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth
Watch this Forum here
September 16, 2018
Guest:
The Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Secretary of State on climate change, in the context of t...
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May 20, 2018
Guest: Bishop Marc Handley Andrus
The Bishop of California and longtime climate activist on the We Are Still In movement and climate action as prayer.
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May 13, 2018
Guest: Kim Shuck
San Francisco’s Poet Laureate on art and racism.
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April 29, 2018
Guest:
Journalist and author Sasha Abramsky analyzes America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear.
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April 22, 2018
Guest: Maurice Hall
On Earth Day, talk about water with Environmental Defense Fund’s Associate Vice President of Ecosystems
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